For thousands of years, it has been known that music is far more than a simple listening pleasure. References to the healing power of music can be found in literature over thousands of years. The Bible tells the story of David soothing King Saul with his harp playing. References to the healing power of music can be traced as far back as the writings of Plato and Aristotle. It is likely no coincidence that the Ancient Greeks regarded Apollo both the god of music and of medicine.
When you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or irritable, your heart rate has a tendency to increase. Research has found that calm music can lower your heart rate and blood pressure, helping it to slow down to a more relaxing pace encouraging beneficial physical changes. Through our mind and emotions, music can reduce stress and be a simple but powerful catalyst for beneficial and positive feelings and vibrations.
Have you ever noticed that after listening to soothing music, you feel more calm and relaxed? Music is an excellent tool to use to bring tranquillity to the mind, but it can also be restorative the body. Health practitioners have discovered that music with a pleasant beat and melody connects the mind to the body and encourages the body’s innate healing ability. One choice of music that does this very effectively is classical music. There is also the healing sounds of nature such as the songs of birds, the rustling of leaves, the falling of rain, the crashing of ocean waves, and the sound of a waterfall. These sounds of nature are music to your ears and to your spirit.
Music heals the body by promoting relaxation. Soothing music can lower heart rate and blood pressure to a healthy level that is optimal for systems within the body to work at their best. This is why massage therapists will often turn on music while massaging a client, or why people practising yoga will use relaxing music while completing their yogic exercises. Even day spas will use music to relax guests and help them enjoy the effects of their spa experience. Soothing music also reduces stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline. When stress hormones are not interfering with the body’s functioning, the body can work more efficiently in healing itself.
Even if you aren’t suffering from any particular illness or condition, or you don’t want to spend the money to visit a day spa, you can (and should) still enjoy the healing power of music. Turn it on in the evening to wind down after a long day, or on the weekend to give yourself some much-deserved relaxation time. Music is especially useful to enjoy in conjunction with a Day Spa at Home, because the soothing and healing powers of music will have a rejuvenating effect on your mind and your senses, and as a result, your body. The aim of a Day Spa at Home is to relax, restore and rejuvenate while pampering your face and body from the comfort of your own bathtub or favorite chair. While your spa products will work on your body from the outside, music is therapy for your mind, body and spirit from the outside in.